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Introduction
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Nanjing, the abbreviation is Ning, the Jiangsu Province provincial capital, It is situated at Ning town knoll mountainous area of the down of Changjiang River, the north latitude 31 ' 14 '' ~ 32 36, East longitude 118 22 ~119 14, North continually vast Jiangsu and Anhui plain, East meets the bountiful Changjiang River delta.

Whole city total area is 6,516 square kilometers; urban district is 976 square kilometers among them. Total population is 5.2982 million, Agricultural population is 2.5971 million, and Non- agricultural population is 2.7011 million. The area of Under jurisdiction cross north and south bank of Yangtze River, including six cities as Xuanwu, Baixia, QinHuai, JianYe, Gulou, Xiaguan, five suburbs such as Yuhautai, Qixia, Pukou, Liuhe, Jiangning, as well as two counties of lishui and Gaochun. Within the boundaries the mountainous region, the rivers, the plain interlock, the east of the city has the clock mountain barrier, the south of the city has ten mile QinHuai. Flows of Changjiang River through the Nanjing section is approximately 95 kilometers, the river is wide and water is deep, ten thousand tons ocean-going ships may be open to navigation all year long, Qinhuai River and the Chu river valley plain is the important agricultural region of whole city.

Nanjing is the subtropics humid climate, the four seasons are clear, rain water abundant, the energy of light resources is sufficient, the yearly average temperature is 15.6, highest temperature is 43 (on July 13, 1934), the lowest temperature is - 16.9 (on January 6, 1955). The annual fall rains 117 day, the rainfall amount is 1106.5 millimeters, frost-free period 237 days. Every year at the end of June to mid-July is the rainy season.

The natural resource is rich within the boundaries, has verified mineral resource has 40 kinds. Among them, the hard sulfur reserves are occupies about 40 percent of the entire province; the strontium reserves and situation is the head of the Southeast Asia.

forNanjing, the capital of ten periods in Chinese history, is a city famed for its rich culture, long history and beautiful landscape. Nanjing, with a favorable geographical location and picturesque landscape, is also a famous tourist city. Nanjing is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River where the four seasons are clearly demarcated, bringing plenty of rainfall and abundant produce. The mountains, lakes, rivers, forests and the city properly form beautiful vistas all year round. In spring, it is common to visit Niushou Mountain scenic area's misty greenness. In summer the sunlight and clouds in the eastem suburbs is famous, while in autumn climbing the splendid Qixia Mountain is favored, Lastly, in winter it is recommended to view the stone city wall under the white snow. Nanjing's magnificent scenery extends across the seasons and across the city's reach.

Nanjing is a modem city brimming with dynamism and confidence.

forNanjing has comprehensive strengths and is one of the four national key cities for science and commerce Nanjing, with complete infrastructure .is an important transportation and communication hub in East China and with dynamic trade and commerce sectors is the most important commercial city in the Yangtze River delta region after Shanghai. As an ancient capital city, green city, cultural city, riverside city and city of Fraternity, Nanjing has emerged as one of China's most attractive destinations for investment and living. Nanjing has been awarded several honorable title for its outstanding achievement including: "National Advanced City for Scientific and Technological Progress", "National Excellent Tourist City", "National Hygienic City” and "National Model City for Environmental Protection”. Nanjing, as one of the "forty Chinese cities with best environments for investment”, is also regarded as one of the Asian-Pacific Rim cities with the best development prospects in the 21st century.

forFive means of transportation such as railway, waterway, air transport and piping constitute a three-dimensional and mass transport volume traffic network in an all-round way. Nanjing Port is a port for foreign trade leading to the ocean. The port area is 98 kilometres in full length and has 64 berths including 16 berths for ships with a tonnage of more than 10,000. Within the boundary of Nanjing, there are over 60 highway long-distance passenger traffic lines leading to all parts of the province; the Tianjin-Pukou, Shanghai-Nanjing and Nanjing-Wuhu Trunk Railways meet in Nanjing which has become an important hub of railways linking north China, east China with central China. After extension, the Nanjing Airport has more than 20 air lines leading to all major cities in the country. With the start of construction of the new airport,Nanjing will have an international modernized airport. Being one of six major telecommunication hubs in the country, Nanjing has a telecommunication network which is composed of multiple modes and linking with all parts of the country and all countries in the world.

forVisitors to Nanjing will be delighted by the majestic scenery intertwined with many cultural antiquities. To the east is Mt. Zhongshan, also called Zijin (Purple Golden) Shan Scenic Area. The Mausoleum of Sun Yat-sen and in accordance with his last wishes, the later built Observatory are all located here. Besides, an imperial mausoleum - Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum and the attractive Linggu Temple were also built in the surrounding area. To the west of the mountain is the enthralling Mt. Qixia, the crimson autumn maple leaves of which always dazzle the eyes of visitors. The great Yangtze River traverses the northern part of the city and the spectacular scenery is best viewed from the railway & highway Bridge. For travelers interested in the thousands of years' history of the city, the Nanjing Museum features a large collection of relics and is worth a visit. There are also two ancient enticing lakes and classic gardens in the city that are renowned in the eastern part of China.

forNanjing is also appealing to travelers for the blend of modern and classical offerings. One unique bustling area in Nanjing that you should not miss is Qin Huai River , which is lined with teahouses and restaurants hung with bright lanterns. This place, which was the most prosperous area in Nanjing, was always filled with songs and dances and romantic stories. The river also cultivated some well-known talented and patriotic heroines at the turning point of the former dynasties. It is still easy to engender a romantic and recalling feeling when boating leisurely on the river. The well-trodden Confucius Temple is located beside the river. A very busy commercial pedestrian street runs in from of the temple and the stores offer local souvenirs, fashions and snacks. The most famous handicrafts in Nanjing are Yunjin Brocade and Yuhua Stone. Yunjin Brocade may be purchased at the Nanjing Brocade Research Institute (86-25-886518580; 86611377) and Yuhua Stone may be found in the stores by the temple as well as at the Nanjing Museum . For shopping in Nanjing, Hunan Road and Xinjiekou are two popular commercial centers. In addition, 1912 Street, featuring famous old buildings, fashionable pubs and snack restaurants, has become a favorite destination for tourists and locals alike.

forNanjing is the home of many important educational and research institutions. Handwoven silk brocades are a famous handicraft of Nanjing, particularly "cloud brocades" which portray the sky at sunset. Nanjing cuisine is typified by finely chopped ingredients, with natural flavours highlighted through the use of original stocks and broths. One of the most famous dishes is Nanjing salted duck. Nanjing salted duck is a dish with over 400 years of history, and is one of China's most famous methods of preparing duck. Delicious and tender salted duck is a Nanjing specialty, rich in flavor but not too greasy. Salted duck hangs from many city shop windows and the best time to purchase and eat the duck is said to be August when the duck is seasoned with Osmanthus flowers and has a delicate flavor. The best place to sample this dish is in the Wan Qing Lou Restaurant in the south of the city.

 

 

 

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History

historyNanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province in eastern China, is an ancient city having 2,470 years of history, during which there were ten imperial ruling dynasties that established their capital here. The accumulated number of years as a capital city is about 450. According to the newest archeological findings, people were first lived in Nanjing area about 300,000 years ago, and 6000 – 4000 BC, there were primitive tribes living.

In 472 BC, an emperor of the ancient Yue State ordered to build a great city wall near the nowadays Zhonghuamen Gate and architected the new capital city along Qinhuai River. In 333 BC, Chu State built a town on the hillside located west of Qingliang Mountain, called Jinling , an old name for Nanjing.

229 AD, Wu State from the Three Kingdoms Period moved its capital to Jianye, another old name of the city. After the Sui Dynasty (581 – 618 AD), the Eastern Jin and Song, Qi, Liang and Chen of the Southern Dynasty era had founded their capital in Nanjing, where situated in the northern bank of Qinhuai River. The total population was estimated about one million, thus Nanjing became the political, economic and cultural center in the region of the lower reaches of Yangtze River. The Sui eliminated Chen by war, and brutally demolished Nanjing, where to be for agricultural use then. During the Five Dynasties and Ten States Period, the Southern Tang made Nanjing as its capital, and the city was to be prosperous again. At that time the layout of Nanjing was that the busiest business and most populous areas were established closely within the downtown zone. Zhonghua Road today was the middle line of the ancient Southern Tang's capital.

The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty captured Nanjing in 1356. Since 1366, he decreed his army and subjects to do a gigantic project to build a grand Nanjing Capital City. It took 21 years to complete. This project has settled the main designs of modern Nanjing. In mid-nineteenth century, the rebellious Taiping Heavenly Kingdom's capital was here too, called the Heavenly Capital.

On January First, 1912, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's accession as the Temporary Grand President of the Republic of China was in Nanjing. In 1927, Nanjing became the nation's capital. Traffic infrastructure had been built since then, thus the framework of the city that today we see had been made. During the Anti-Japanese War, the city was seriously damaged by heavy battles and brutal sabotages. The liberation of Nanjing in April 1949 has marked a dawn of new and development age for the heroic city, and today Nanjing is one of the big cities in eastern China.

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Best Time to Visit

Nanjing belongs to the subtropical moist climate, the average temperature of the whole year is 15.3 ?, annual precipitation is 1106.5 millimeters, mid-June to the beginning of July is plum rains season. Nanjing in the past known as "stove", extreme high temperature up to 40 ? sometimes most July and August, generally at about 35 ?too. It is compared with other the South prominent climate characteristic that city go even farther Nanjing to be " cold in winter and hot in summer", snow chance to be most many on December usually, if you have chance with Nanjing meeting the heavy snow, that fires the imagination too, the snow scenes in the South show even more attractively.

So time that travel in Nanjing had better select in two seasons of spring and autumn. From February and March annual, the flowers of all parts of Nanjing will be competitively opened, the open initially ones include plum blossoms, and then there are peach blossom, oriental cherry, tulip, Chinese flowering crabapple flower, peony open in succession, Nanjing at this moment not only the climate is pleasant, but also the fragrance of flowers overflows, the view is agreeable. By September, October, except that be able to see and fragrance spread the sweet-scented of thousand meters, view and admire the maple leaf under the frost in autumn, still can taste Gaochun crab and melon and fruit and aquatic products in other autumn in Nanjing, can not only raise the eyes but also eat something delicious to get to Nanjing at this time.

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Festivals

Jinling lantern festival

Lantern festival in first lunar month 15 also is called the lantern festival day or the lantern festival. Around Nanjing lantern festival lasted 10 days, eighth day lights a lamp, 18 closes up the shop at night. The Ming Dynasty lantern festival is most abundant, to comments the matter street from Tan Bridge, the fish dragon keeps coming in a steady stream, bright with many colors. At the appointed time the whole families look at the lamp, everybody turning out. Afterwards concentrated the lantern light area to transfer to area the Confucian temple, until now whenever area lantern festival this very was still lively. Old times was fastidious "lights a lamp the lantern festival day and to eat noodle at close the night ", was said the food of Nanjing person in lantern festival period .

The plum blossom festival

in Nanjing's folk holiday, the worth mentioning is the plum blossom festival which is every year the late February conducts, is one of Nanjing liveliest holidays. This time is it may be said the Nanjing person happiest day, the plum blossom is in full bloom time every year, at the appointed time on the eastern suburb plum blossom mountain several thousand plum blossoms compete to open, have the tens of thousands of Nanjing people to well up to the plum blossom mountain view the flowers, look at the scenery, under the Zhongshan mountain, ten thousand miles huge crowds flower fragrances, splendid sight.

Crawls the top of a city wall

Crawl the top of a city wall in the first lunar month 16. This day Nanjing people all must enter a city with the family member or some good friends to visit scenic sites every year, the slang calls "to ward off bad luck", "treads peace". In the past the tourist mainly ascended three mountains, the stone wall, gathers valuably (China), the Tongji four city gates. Now only then gathers the valuable gate (the Chinese gate) to be possible to climb up. The first lunar month of Nanjing, the weather returns sunshine, outside leaves in a hurry, trades the fresh air, glows the spirit, has the advantage to the body.

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Food
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Nanjing dish call Beijing and Su last course of a feast always, cook claim "Beijing Su Alliance". Nanjing eating habit raise the Huaiyang dish influence, but different from Huaiyang, taste simply light, it selects materials to be to pay attention to especially, raw materials usually, even can all make it into delicious food by the people in Nanjing of " edible wild herbs " that common people notice, the pickles should be the most tasteful table delicacies in Nanjing usually.

No matter the history records are recorded, or witness now, Nanjing people like take snack this fact basically change. Like snack kind that take from wheaten food to soy food, from meat or fish to a plain one, from salty to a sweet one, to steam, list from boil, it has to be then 10 kinds.

The large stone dam of Confucius Temple and Lion Bridge on Hunan road are the famous cuisine variety street. Hunan road have a lot of special snacks, such as aftertaste duck blood bean vermicelli, lion palace large meatball, Yin chicken juice steamed dumpling ,etc., have an opportunity to have a trial test.

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The special product in Nanjing

foodsSour pepper fish

Fish iron at once putting cold water slightly with boiled water, cut ten son take knife in fish shoulder, put into boiling water and quick-boil it. The lard is cooked to 50% hotly, put the spring onions, the ginger, white pepper fry, produce perfume accede to clear soup, cooking wine, refined salt, 5 minutes after boiling, pull the condiment out, put the mandarin fish, soup roll and then move backward light fire stew 15 minute, boil with very hot oven, add the gourmet powder, pepper powder, loaded into fish's plate, spread the coriander, spring onions silk, drench vinegar, sesame oil water the soup and. then complete.

Pressed sated duck in Nanjing

foodsThe pressed sated duck was pickled with the salt brine, air-dried; divide the cured pressed sated duck and spring pressed sated ducks two kinds. Because its meat is delicate and close, like a board, thus have the name of the pressed sated duck. The manufacturing technology of the pressed sated duck in Nanjing has already had a history of more than 600 years, the cooked food liked eating for the people in Nanjing, therefore there are good reputation of "six dynasty flavors " and "one hundred good merchantable brands". The pressed sated duck appeals to the eye, to the sense of smell as well as to the palate. The layman is energetic, the fat skin of body is white, meat is delicate and close, the enjoying endless aftertastes crisply, fragrantly of food.

Stew fish ball

Shrimp grain, sausage grain, Facai dish piece, coriander, spring onions and fish are mixed thoroughly. Chicken clear soup cook and heat, fish crowd fish ball cook, boil then pull out. Romaine lettuce, bean vermicelli, put into slaughterhouse wait for condiment boil slightly with soy sauce; rank the fish ball to thicken soup to water above.

Fragrant belly of Nanjing

foodsIts meat is formed closely, red and white, taste fragrant and soft and delightful, there is sweet taste, it is a famous dish on the feast, also is assisting and eating the good merchantable brand in the daily life. Similar to apples, easy to carry, the peel is as thin as cicada's wings, meat is delicate, red and white, the flavor is unique, lines of famous dish, go with rice or bread good merchantable brand too.

The fruit juice with fried the jerky

foodsSlice the pork to strike loose, pickle, mix with the egg liquid thoroughly, admix and do the starch and the peanut oil is cooked to 50% hotly, put the shrimp chips, pull out after fry. Pull out pork after fry to golden yellow among oil. Cooks the cooking wine, jerky, and then drenches sesame oil and peanut oil with the fruit juice, fry and compete after with the shrimp chips band.

Duck's gizzard of Nanjing

foodsThe duck's gizzard form of Nanjing is oblate, meat is close, and it is convenient to carry. The gizzard meat is tight to be tough and to be able to bear chewing flavor, there is no greasy sense, and it is the delicacy treasure that the old and the young all like. Duck's gizzard is good present of Nanjing people that present treasure of relatives and friends, go with rice or bread, drink good merchantable brand of tea too. Its oblateness, meat is close, easy to preserve, it is convenient to carry, food is pleasant to the palate, is the good merchantable brand that everybody likes.

Pig's hands of white cloud

foodsCuts the pig's front trotters, open 2 pieces, and then chops the growth massive, Boils 5 minutes with the hot water, Bails out. Uses anther half pot water to add Onion and ginger, Puts in the pig's front trotters, After center the fire boils 30 minutes to take out, Uses the ice water to be icy cold immediately, After cooling bails out, Joins the monosodium glutamate, Cooking wine, Soup stock, The refined salt soaks the salt for 6 hours then.

Jinling salt duck

foodsNanjing produces the duck which feeds by the valley, fat and white color, and the pulp is fresh and tender. This duck raw material was with same year mid-autumn festival time "the sweet-scented osmanthus duck", after the hot salt, the clear bittern duplicate salt, took out hangs air-dries in cool place. After boils, fresh and tender taste delicious, the flavor is unique. Already became the populace universal affection to be a drinking companion delicacies in the area of south of Changjiang river.

Nanjing Pu vegetable

Hands down the Pu vegetable have 3000 years history. The Nanjing people manage it to be called the wormwood vegetable, actually Pu vegetable. It is one kind of rivers and lakes wild plant, most nearby reed pond, the seasonal characteristic is strong, in April and May go on the market every year, is one of vegetables which the people most likes.

Bean vermicelli soup of duck's blood

foodsMake with duck blood bean vermicelli soup seem Nanjing has only. It is slightly hot to put the prepared bean vermicelli into soup, hold it into bowl, water the soup, the material put: Duck's blood, duck's intestines, duck's liver, hot pickled mustard tuber, coriander, chili oil. That kind of special and aromatic breath of duck's intestines of duck's blood blows against one's face warmly, well at the appetite of colluding.

Liuhe ox's chest

Called "the basin ox's chest" anciently, it meat the main material with fat ox foreleg, regard soy sauce, salt, crystal sugar as the adjutants, it was refined to adopt the unique traditional craft. Its color and luster is esthetic, taste delicious, fragrance is strong, entry mouth feel fresh, fragrant, crisp and not oiliness in being fresh, sweet in being salt, fresh in being sweet, fragrant in being fresh, it is a special skill in the beef delicacy to enjoy endless aftertastes.

Plain chitterlings

Make plain chitterlings must select raw materials of fresh, yellow color, pulling force heavy and soft thin louver (Qianzhang). Soak in about 40 degrees Centigrade of base solution of density 5 for 3 minutes, when stroking louvers has soft senses, pull the louver out, keep flat on the kneading board, push and roll one with the tangle chopsticks of two louvers, use the opposite angle parcel of square calico again, one is solid, twine the cloth angle of both ends along the chopsticks again, exert oneself to wrinkle to crowding to the middle, it is urgent that both ends are filled in inwards cloth corner. It is regular to wrap up the wrinkling type of the cloth like this, will not distribute while boiling. Finalize the design to poach after the louver is spooled, pull out and soak and cool, release the chopsticks to dismantle the cloth about half an hour later. if cut the well-done large intestine obliquely half an inch long, the batching can be made pickles such as spiced large intestine, sauced large intestine, steamed juice large intestine, etc.. Can also cook and braise into the meat or fish, plain "photograph of the whole family". Taste texture to be delicate, pliable and tough, the color is delightful in white, the image is lifelike, and flavor is fragrant and beautiful.

Stewed dish core

foodsIt is the historical famous dish of Nanjing area of Jiangsu. Nanjing plants have one green vegetables in the famous ten thousand bamboo plantation, call "short foot yellow" (because the short leaf fat, stem white heart yellow and gain the name). Use "short foot yellow" that make a lot of delicious food, a famous one "stewed dish core" most among them. 1930's of Shanghai "news newspaper" supplement" happy forest" special column once use "outstanding talent to hide" as the question of« Mystiques nuclear», publish articles and praise this dish " fresh and refined, have a boundless good flavor ". Nanjing has still kept traditional famous dish of this fund for over one hundred years.

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Shopping
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Nanjing Yun Brocade

Yun Brocade of Nanjing is called "Cloud Brocade" in Chinese. The Chinese name derives from the omniform patterns which are as beautiful as rosy clouds. As Yun Brocade of Nanjing comes first among the three types of celebrated brocades in ancient times (the other two are Song Brocade and Shu Brocade). Traditional Yun brocade hand-weaving technology is based purely on human memory. It is a skill that has been handed down orally over generations for 3,000 years, representing the highest weaving technique which is exclusive to China. Even till today, no machine has yet been invented to replace this manual technique, yet even the most skilled thread puller and weaver are able to produce no more than a 5-6-cm length in one day. Splendid, elegant and delicate, Yun Brocade had long been used in imperial court. Wearing a dreamy dress made of Yun Brocade must be an incredible experience.

Yuhua Tea & Yuhua Pebbles

As one of theTop Ten Teas in China, Yuhua Tea appears green and round resembling pine and is covered with white hair, which is as tight and straight as the pine needle. It is produced in Yuhuatai(Rain-flower Terrace), a famous scenic spot in Nanjing. The tea shall be picked before the Grain Rain Day(in Chinese lunar calendar), and only the young leaves are collected to insure the high quality of the tea. The whole tea processing is done by hand. After steeped with boiling water, the pleasant aroma of the tea gradually arises, relieving your stress and fatigue.The name of Yuhua originates from a legend which goes that one day an eminet monk gave a lecture on Buddalism and philosophy in Yuhua Terrace. His speech along with his own virtues were so touching that a rain of flowers poured down, and amazing aroma flew over the terrace. From then, the terrace was named as Yuhua(Rain-flower) Terrace.

Yuhua pebbles, souvenirs for tourism, are exclusive to Nanjing. Yuhua pebbles, solid quality, are precious stones made of a combination of quartz, marrow jade and opal. Because of the various colors, forms and high quality, Yuhua Pebbles have great aesthetic values as well.

Where to buy: Yuhua Tea are available in all big stores and supermarkets. Yuhua Pebbles can be found in Confucius Temple, but you need to be aware of the artificial items.

Commercial Circles

Three major commercial circles in Nanjing are Xinjiekou, Hunanlu and Confucius Temple area. Xinjiekou is the most famous and prosperous one, attracting not only Nanjing locals but also people from neiboring cities and towns.

Ranked as No.3 in Top 10 Commercial Circles in China, next to Wangfu Street in Beijing and Nanjing Road in Shanghai, Xinjiekou gathers more than 1,600 retailers, despite the fact that it is only a couple of square blocks in size.

Among all of the giant department stores and featured malls, Lady Fashion--a fascinating, subterranean complex of clothing boutiques and vendors--is the most popular one with young people. You can find all kinds of intersting items here, and practice your art of bargaining. If you are really good at that, you can easily take down the asking price to its 30%. Upscale brands like Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Ermengildo Zegna, Gucci, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Vasque, Crocs etc. can be found in Deji Plaza and Orient Department Store. Of course, flexibility in price can't be expected here.

Hunan Road is known as the second most popular street in Nanjing with hundreds of clothes stores and dining places situated. Bathing in neon light, Hunan Road at night is particular stunning while the thriving night market offers a unique shopping experience.

The area around the Confucius Temple in the south of Nanjing has a lot of clothing and tourist items. It is fun to explore those tiny individual stores even though you have no intension of buying anything particular. Haggling with the sellers can be really exciting if you happen to be a shopaholic.The streets outside the temple area provide more shopping opportunities,�so does the underground mall.This is an addicting Nanjing shopping experience you will never forget. Besides, taking a stroll in the area, crossing those ancient bridges and having a cup of tea in those floating teahouses on the river are all good ways to explore the recess of the city.

Nanjing local products make the find everything fresh and new, there are Nanjing brocade, gold leaf, rain scented tea, is velvet, wood carving, sparkling and crystal-clear and round, hide countless story of rain scented stone, juice polygenetic beautiful cherry, fragrant and sweet fine and smooth lily, small rose peanut of Nanjing, etc., these things are regarded as the hand letter brought family and friend, say to be full or economical as you like, differ from one another. Flourishing commercial block of Nanjing mainly distributed in city center XinJie Kou, Hunan way of the north city, Taiping road and Confucius Temple district of the south of the city. In addition, the electronic street of road of the Pearl River is famous.

The special product in Nanjing

Rain scented tea in Nanjing

Rain scented tea is a local product in Nanjing, and one of ten major well-known teas in the whole country too. It appearance round and green, pieces vertical, sharp point tall and graceful, there is pekoe, just like the pine needle. The rain flower is dark brown, fragrant, the flavor, shape are all good. After washing bubbles, dark brown and dark green and limpid, fragrance is elegant, flavor mellow, aftertaste sweet, can quench the thirst clear god, subdue dieresis of eating, breathe heavily, eliminate the phlegm, except that irritated to go oily efficiency. In great demand abroad from 1966, in regions of Japan, Southeast Asian, people regarded rain scented tea as the precious gift, presented relatives and friends.

Ivory carving in the style of the ancients

The ivory carving in the style of the ancients in Nanjing is very famous; the model of the products has personage, beast and various wares. It has recommended as one of the works of excellence of nine traditional crafts created newly in the whole country that “Wen Cheng princess entered hiding “for the ivory carving masterpieces produced in Nanjing. In addition “the Dragon Boat Festival dragon boat ",” hit and bring up by Tang people “and “beautiful clothing dance ",etc. ivory carving works well received by Chinese and foreign personages.

shopPaper-cut of Nanjing

This paper-cut makes and holds cutting as one hand, the actor is proficient, can at having paper of rough sketch for a painting, Third Five- minute only Plan Period cut appear various birds and flowers water flea, make marvelous. Embroider some changes and section ornamental style inside and outside the room when being annual and joyous always. Use “flower have flower, question have question, have detailed in being thick more at composition, see fairy in being clumsy", the appropriate one overstate and is changed, have stronger artistry and ornamental. Subject matter multi-purpose lucky partials of sentence form pattern make people produce happy association.

shopRain scented stone

The Rain scented stone is a peculiar tourist souvenir in Nanjing. Abound with on Rain scented plat forming, Liuhe, river Pu, etc. place. It is the stone to be tough, quartz, chalcedony, precious gem that opal form, commonly called as “the colored agate of rain ". From appreciate angle to say, its can watch from color, line, quality, shape, 4 aspects. All aspects are having is the good thing.Tough, it is the mixture of things such as quartzite, agate, etc... In 1955, among the grave products of the Neolithic Age explored in Nanjing, found 24 pieces of Rain scented stone, have announced the people of Nanjing view and admire and collect history of spending stone of rain in above 5000 years at least. Masterpieces are raw materials that designer and craftsman use Rain scented stone now, ponders various handicrafts, praised as a new talent in the realm of art and literature of the jade carving.

shopNanjing folding fan

There are bamboo folding fan, silk mandarin fan, carved bone fan, etc., making is meticulous, light and handy and esthetic, a good product in summer, it is an art appreciation product. It is favorably welcome with “big fan of art of Nanjing "particularly.

Cherry

shopNanjing is the famous producing area of cherry of our country. It is produced in the area of the XuanWu Lake more. The cherry continent of the XuanWu Lake, gain the name because of abounding with cherries. The variety has east pool, hanging down silks, blue and green leaf, etc... Pool east cherry for on present, is the heavy in grain the delicious, juice the polygenetic and gaudy, quality is extremely good.

Gold leaf of Nanjing

shopIt is Have a long history, can trace back to the Southern Dynasties initially. East suburb dragon's pool town and JiangNing Garden Couty is the distributing centre of Nanjing gold leaf. The gold leaf production technology is unique, beat and make by hand, is a traditional craft of special type of our country, mainly used as the prescription of building, implements, Buddhism statue ornamental gilding and famous and precious Chinese medicine. The gold leaf of building decorations such as the Palace Museum, the Great Hall of the People, Potala Palace, Tibet of Beijing, etc. is the production of Nanjing, the gold leaf of Nanjing is still sold to countries such as Southeast Asia, etc...

Brocade of Nanjing

shopIt is the traditional carrying the filigree and weaving handicrafts, the first of “treasure skill “of craft of Nanjing. Its materials are exquisite, it is meticulous to weave workers, pattern color is refined and rich, the magnificence like the bright cloud in the sky, so call “the Nanjing brocade ". It enjoys equal fame with Song Jin in Suzhou, Sichuan brocade in Sichuan, claim our country the three famous silk. The Nanjing brocade of Nanjing is solid with the texture, the pattern is simple and honest and graceful, it is a characteristic that color is rich and gaudy, use the gold line in a large amount, form the splendid unique style. Nanjing brocade specialize in palace to be hired, besides making the clothes and ornaments in the ethnic minority, export to foreign countries, make top-grade dress surface fabric now in the past. Nanjing brocade, match colors up to 18 kinds.

Velvet

It is the traditional silk in Nanjing that weaves handicrafts, divides two kinds into the pure silk and silk cotton and interweaves, the pattern has difference carved and carved instead. The characteristic are with texture solid, fine hair dense and soft, color and luster calm spending ins and outs special clearly. The variety has blanketed. Velvet flowers are traditional handicrafts in Nanjing. Dyed into the fine hair with the silk, and then cancelled a piece of making with the steel wire. Take joyous ornamental flower as the core at first, and then the development bird, fish, worm's fine hair products for the furnishings to appreciate.

Wood carving

shopIt is dividing into two big classes of the ancient wood carving and box wood carving. The wood carving in the style of the ancients is rough and strong, the color and luster is simple and unsophisticated and steady. Boxwood carve picture very fine, bright and clean and exquisite.

Lily

It is a traditional local product in Nanjing, produced in the east suburb plant of Nanjing to luxuriant Zhong Mount and other places. The crust is fair and clear, meat is plump, fragrant and sweet and fine and smooth, can also store for a long time.

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Entertainment

Nanjing is six dynasty ancient capitals in history, Qin Huai River in history is the most flourishing area of Nanjing, and 5 kilometers of so-called Qin Huai River are 5 kilometers of smoke and cloud. On the competent river of boat, tastes the good wine delicacy, song daughter and plays the zither, two sides are spreading the teahouse, restaurant, gambling house, brothel, noisy and noisy, singing and dancing usually. The prosperous scene. Nowadays, Qin Huai both sides restaurant, teahouse remain unchanged, bright red lantern laugh at in face of the guest all sides, go boating river review the old dream in the past , take place and think of ancient exquisite feelings , was full of the temperament and interest.

entertainmentHowever Nanjing also is one of Jiangsu's lively metropolises, the modern entertainment project also is has everything. In order to let bustle about all day people or rushes about the first tourist to relax the body and mind, exercised the body. Night Nanjing is in debauchery, good play beginning time to. The nightclub, Karaoke, the disco dancing, the bar, the cafe and so on each kind of recreation area, may sing loudly heartily in here, wave, carries off the weariness which one day comes. In brief, the Nanjing various formats recreation area everywhere, the novel entertainment project pushes the level to new goods come into the market frequently.

Nanjing is a city with bitter-sweet history. Once the capital of more than 6 dynasties in the past centuries, though wartorn, the city is pervaded by the strong atmosphere of history and culture, melancholy but charming. Different from those bustling Western-styled clubs and pubs in Shanghai, even the bar streets in Nanjing are touched with the elegant nature of the city. There are quite a few teahouses where you can learn the most native style of passtime enjoyed by the locals. Do remember that tea culture is an indispensible part of Chinese culture. While Nanjing Museum is quite an awesome place to go when you travel in Nanjing.

Night Owls in Action

Bars and Pubs

If you happen to be a night owl, then the famous 1912 Bar District will jump right to the top of your list. The combination of historical buildings and Western bars is surprisingly harmonious, endowing the place with strong nostalgic atmosphere.

Within the reach of the Fomer Presidential Palace of Dr. Sun Yat-sen ,1912 is not only a place for fun but also a hot tourist spot. When the night falls, walking around the area can give you the illusion of turning back time to the early 20th century, the prime of Nanjing. The Republic of China was founded in the year of 1912, so the district was named after that in memory of the era.

The old buildings take on a simple and quaint look of elegance in the sparkling neon light. Almost every bar here has its own style, breaking down the stereotype of bars that many people may have in their mind.

Recommended Bars:

Mazzo Night Club

As the most popular ever night club, Mazzo distinguishes itself from other regular bars by the musical taste and the sense of fashion that they promoted.

Redish purple light, simple and elegant decoration in Chinese style, the thin and transparent silk and traditional Chinese furniture manifest the uniqueness of the bar. Mazzo is from the French word "Marceau" which means night club.

entertainmentRosenberg

Rosenberg is situated in No.14 building of 1912, close to the Fomer Presidential Palace of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. It is known as a quiet bar, featuring native fresh German home brew and roasted sausage. Stepping into Rosenberg, you may wonder if you are entering some lovely German country inn.

The raw materials for brewing all come from Bavaria, the renowned "home of beer". The rich-taste of the beer lingers in your mouth, and nobody could resist the temptation of taking another gulp. Various delicate glasses along with other German-styled ornaments gives out exotic charm, and offers a refreshing experience.

Sinking in a cozy couch, sipping at a mug of genuine German beer, listening to music or simply doing nothing, you will be utterly relaxed and all the worldly trivia that bugs you drifts away, totally out of your mind. This is the very place that may remind you that life is not just about labor but also taste.

Buses Available:

Y1, Y2, 29, 44, 65, 95, 304, 2, 31, 52, 68, 80, 95.

"Do as the Romans do"

Finding Your Cup of Tea

Putting some newly-made tea leaves in teapot then steeping with boiling water, after a while you will easily catch the pleasant aroma of the tea----warm, cozy and mellow. Gazing at the steam curling up, with chit-chatters of the locals in your ears, you can get to know the real Nanjing by spending some time in traditional teahouses. Tea-making Rituals , Nanjing local opera and Chinese crosstalks are performed in many teahouses, from which vivid Chinese history and culture can be traced. It would take a day to name all the teahouses in Nanjing. Here are the teahouses recommended by ShanghaiFocus.

entertainmentZhanyuan Garden Art Teahouse

Zhanyuan Garden, once a private garden which belonged to the head leader of Taiping Rebellion, is now a museum and also hot tourist spot. Its teahouse is regarded as one of the most graceful teahouses in Nanjing.

Kuiguangge Teahouse (the brightness of talent)

Kui in Chinese means "top, elite", so the name of the teahouse actually indicates the wish of letting every intellectual bathe in the brightness of wisdom. The teahouse, in Conficius Temple, stands on the side of Qinhuai River for hundreds of years, weathering countless damages and changes. As the symbol of Qinhuai scenery, Kuiguangge remains popular through these years. Sitting in the teahouse, watching the river flowing under your feet, you will realize that history, though gone, is not so far away from us.

entertainmentNanjing Museum

As one of the first-established museums, Nanjing Museum enjoys great reputation and is considered to be a must-go tourist spot.

Built a century ago, the main building of the museum is imposing and magnificent, reputed as a masterpiece in the history of modern architecture.

The collection of more than 410,000 historic relics and artworks , including 10 national treasures, 1000 Grade One cultural relics of the state, are absolutely stunning.

Nanjing Museum,like other outstanding museums in the world, is the capsule of time, presenting us with the splendid accomplishment achived by our ancestors, reminding us of who we are, where we come from, and also inspiring us to create an even brighter future.

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Transportation
transportation transportation

Aviation

Nanjing Lukou international airport is located southeast of Nanjing, the Jiangning County Lukou zhen is apart from the urban district 35 kilometers, walks the airport highway, the driving 45 minutes. Airport bus fare is 25 Yuan. Local each four and five-star hotel and the main three-star hotel all have opened the airport special line. At present, Nanjing does not have the scheduled flight of intercourse Shanghai.

Railway

Nanjing is the important railway station of East China area. Beijing - Shanghai, Ning-Tonglin railway connects in here, has 4 passenger depots of west of Nanjing, west of Nanjing, sounth of Nanjing and north of Nanjing passage station. Majority train starts out from Nanjing station are sending by the Nanjing west station. All through Nanjing's train anchors the Nanjing station completely. The Nanjing south station (the Chinese gate station) has short distance passenger train of initial sending from Wuhu and Tongling, The ordinary quick train in line of Ning-Tong also anchors this station.

The Beijing to Shanghai railroad of Shanghai and Nanjing section has realized Public, new air conditioning express city border train only needs 3 hours from Nanjing to Shanghai's, along with to and along with walks.

Road

Nanjing is one of biggest highway traffic key positions in East China area. Nanjing has 7 long-distance buses passenger depots, respectively is the long-distance bus east station, the central gate long-distance bus station,Hanfu street long-distance passenger depot, Hanzhongmen the long-distance bus station and the Xiaguan long-distance bus station, has long-distance bus which sends out in outside the province and the province each place.

The Nanjing long-distance bus station, mainly is sends out southern Jiangsu, Yangzhou,Santai district, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hebei, southern Anhui's long-distance bus.

The central gate long-distance bus station, mainly is sends out places such as Zhejiang, Anhui, Shandong, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Shanghai, Beijing, Liaoning, Shanxi, Jiangsu.

The Zhonghuamen long-distance passenger station, mainly is sends out Ma'anshan, Wuhu, Xuanzhou, Fanchang, Nanlin, Tongling, Guangde, langki, suqian, HuaiAn, Haimen, Shuyang, Gaochun, lishui.

The Xiaguan long-distance bus passenger station, mainly is sends long-distance bus to Wuhan, HuangShi, ani, Jiujiang, Anqing, Huaibei, HuaiNan, Suzhou, Bengfu, Fuyang, Liuan, Congyan, Chuzhou, Chaohu, He county, Jiangxi, northern Jiangsu, Henan .

Hanzhongmen the long-distance bus passenger depot, mainly short distance automobile is sends out Zhenjiang, Xuzhou, suqian, HuaiAn, Nantong, Taizhou, Yancheng, the Lienyungang various counties city, the northern Anhui Hefei, Liuan, Jurong villages and towns, Jiangpu, Liuhe.
The road passenger depot of Zhongshan Nantong, mainly is sends out Shanghai, Wuxi, Suzhou, Taitcang, Hangzhou, Xinpu, Hefei, Jianhu, HuaiAn, Yancheng, Qidong, Taifeng, Nantong, Shuyang, Chuzhou.

The long-distance bus passenger transportation of north station mainly is sends out Yangzhow, Santai, Nantong, Qidong, Dongtai, Yancheng, Huaiyin, Xuzhou, Lienyungang, Dalian, west of Anhui, northern Anhui, Shandong, Henan, Wuhan.

Water Carriage

Nanjing near Changjiang River is golden waterway in the Chinese - biggest inland river harbor in ten thousand mile Changjiang River route, the 10 thousand-ton steamboat may be open to navigation all year long. Goes by boat from the Nanjing port passenger depot, not only is the convenient intercourse in Nanjing and between the Changjiang River coast harbors, also may start from Nanjing to Sanxia of the Changjiang River's tour. Nanjing also has the Changjiang River passenger ship to go and return between Chongqing Hankou, Nanjing and Shanghai every day.

Internal traffic

Bus

The transportation of Nanjing is convenient, now there are urban district public electricity, bus line nearly hundred, for self-service ticketing, local train sole ticket price 1 Yuan, The bus which install Air conditioning machine sole ticket price 2 Yuan.

Taxi

The rental car main vehicle types are Jieda, Sangtana, FuKang, starting price 7 Yuan /3 kilometer. Surpasses 3 kilometers, each kilometer unit price 2.4 Yuan, but the waiting time in Nanjing rental car does not cost, calculates purely according to in number of passes.

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Map of Nanjing

 

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